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NEWS | June 26, 2020

USFK Adjusts Health Protection Condition in Yongsan District

By USFK Public Affairs

Based on the continued low numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases within Yongsan district, USFK has adjusted the current health protection condition for Yongsan district from “Charlie” to “Bravo” for residents of Area II (+) only, effective Monday, June 29 at 12 p.m. while all other districts within Area II (+) remain in HPCON Charlie for the time being.
USFK has updated its definition of Area II (+) within the greater Seoul metropolitan area to match existing district boundaries; the exact Area II (+) including restricted and unrestricted regions is viewable on USFK’s interact hotspot map located at
Authorized activities in Yongsan district include seated dining at restaurants, hotels, barbershops and hair salons, child care facilities, gyms, outdoor activities and all other authorized HPCON Bravo activities while maintaining social awareness and wearing a mask when 1-2 meters separation cannot be achieved.
This adjustment of authorized activities is consistent with current Republic of Korea government guidance within the greater Seoul metropolitan area.
Only personnel currently residing within Area II (+) are authorized travel to Yongsan district for the above mentioned activities, and can continue to leave that area for approved activities within all other HPCON Bravo areas.
Travel to Area II (+), with the exception of official and necessary duties, remains off-limits to all USFK-affiliated personnel who do not reside within Area II (+) until further notice.
While USFK is adjusting its health protection condition in Yongsan district, it is not lowering its guard. Due to continued associated risk, all bars, clubs and establishments that restrict entrance to adults only remain off limits pen-wide to all USFK-affiliated personnel until further notice.
The USFK community must remain disciplined, vigilant and adhere to the core health protection tenets that have enabled it to achieve its current level of success.
As USFK continues to monitor and assess the conditions within the peninsula, it will immediately snap back to a heightened HPCON posture without hesitation if a resurgence of the threat appears outside our installations or within our formations.
USFK remains at a high level of readiness, and continues to maintain a robust combined defense posture to protect the Republic of Korea against any threat or adversary while implementing and maintaining prudent preventive control measures to protect the force.
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